Intent and Curriculum Map
Our intent is to provide a balanced range of individual, paired and group activities, in addition to, co-operative, collaborative and competitive situations with the aim to cater for the preferences, strengths and needs of every child. These activities, experienced within a comprehensive physical education curriculum, aim to promote a broad base of movement knowledge, skills and understanding. They also intend to develop children’s ability to work independently and to respond appropriately and sympathetically to others, irrespective of their age, gender, cultural or ethnic background.
Our intention in teaching PE across school is to enable all children:
- To develop skilful use of the body, the ability to remember, repeat and refine actions and to perform them with increasing control, co-ordination and fluency [acquiring and developing].
- To develop an increasing ability to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas [selecting and applying].
- To improve observation skills and the ability to describe and make simple judgements on their own and others work, and to use their observations and judgements to improve performance [improving and evaluating].
- To develop an understanding of the effects of the exercise on the body, and an appreciation of the value of safe exercising [knowledge and understanding of fitness and health].
- To develop the ability to work independently and communicate with and respond positively towards others [working alone and with others].
- To promote an understanding of safe practice and develop a sense of responsibility towards their own and others’ safety and well-being [applying safety principles].
- To participate in physical activity outside of PE and gain enjoyment in staying active.
In KS1, children will master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. They participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending. They also learn to perform dances using simple movement patterns.
In KS2, children will improve their running, jumping, throwing and catching skills. They play competitive games for example basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis, learning to apply the tactics for attacking and defending. They develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance through athletics and gymnastics. They perform dances using a range of movement patterns. They also take part in outdoor and adventurous
activities such as orienteering which provides individual and team challenges.
At Highfield we promote the sporting values through our PE lessons. Pupils are praised for demonstrating the values and rewarded with stickers on their Teacher's Awards card.